Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Sling is a Magical Thing!!

I owe so much to my baby sling now! Thanks to the sling I've actually made it through the grocery store a few times, it's made going to the bathroom so much easier, and it's made the evenings go so much smoother! My poor arms and hands were getting so tired from holding this little guy all day long! Of course it has it's limits. Can't really do the dishes, I did load the dishwasher one handed the other day, but all the bending... and then not being able to get close enough to the sink...

I can help Little Man go potty, pull Baby Girl off things and all sorts of good/normal stuff ;) And the best thing? When I carry him around all day in the sling, he is less fussy at night! It takes less to get him calm and happy and sleeping. I just pop him back in the sling and start walking around and within a few minutes he's happily dozing!

Of course all 3 of the slings I've now made are various shades of purple! ;) Need to make one of a more masculine color. I'm thinking I may hit up the fabric store and see about getting a denim and lining it with something boyish. It just so happened that all the remnant fleece I had was either lavender or this dark purple (which actually looks blue in the pics!), and the jersey sheet was purple ;) The jersey just didn't work well for this type of sling. I really prefer the fleece, and now it's gotten cold here, so the warmth is nice!

I attempted once again to go to my one and only local fabric store (which is still a 30mile drive) only to be met with snobbery yet again. So screw it, they won't be getting any of my money (not that I have much to spend there anyway!). I'll drive the extra 15 miles (45 total) or more to buy from a fabric store that may actually be helpful. I think the local store only sells quilting fabrics for all the uppity people around here anyway. They are the only store I've seen that does not sell remnants. They take all their remnants and make them into pre-cut quilting squares.

Anyway, since I rarely post pictures here.... I'll leave you with a couple of my favorites from the past week or so (I take pictures like a maniac!). Lazy Baby has this little tuft of hair that will not stay down, no matter how many times I comb or brush it down! ;) He looks like Ed Grimley from SNL ;)

And Baby Girl is so sweet with Lazy Baby! She will come over and pat or kiss his head and say "poor baby [his name] don cwy" She is such a sweetheart! She's also started saying "I wub you," but she says that mostly to her Dora dolls ;)


Krimmyk said...

How sweet! I am so happy it is working out so swimmingly for you. All hail the baby sling!!!!

April said...

He is so dang cute!!!

Anonymous said...

You can always get your fabric online.

So cute!!!!

Great job with the slings!

Becky said...

What a cutie! So glad to hear that the sling is working out so well!

That picture with his hair sticking up is adorable!

Helene said...

Wow, I'm impressed that you made those!!! They look awesome!!

He looks so adorable and peaceful sleeping in the sling. I could never figure out how to use one of those so I always carried them around in a Baby Bjorn, which worked pretty well too but it killed my back sometimes. I bet a sling would've been much more comfortable!

Mary said...

Hi! Popping over from SITS roll call to visit.

Those are such precious pictures. I mentioned these slings to my DIL but she apparently had tried one and didn't like it. I have a feeling it just wasn't the right kind. She has a newborn and a 2 year old and the baby wants to be held all the time when she is up! I wondered if they would be hard to make.

The Royal Family said...

seriously so stinking cute, I wish i had a sling i keep thinking it would me grocery shopping possible now I know it would!

the buzz,
p.s. make sure you enter my giveaway for girly hair bows for your sweet gal!

~~Mel~~ said...

Adorable pictures! Lazy baby looks so big already! wow.

Helen said...

Hello! Stopping by from SITS rollcall :)

Beautiful pictures! You remind me so much of my own SIL!

Slings are the most awesome things ever. That same SIL got an Ultimate Baby Wrap for her first child, rarely ever used it, so I took it for babysitting, and I'll tell you, I don't think I could have gotten anything done without it (especially since one of the babies I watched daily HAD to be held, just simply HAD TO).

It's great that you've made your own!

Jenn said...

How funny my baby had that hair thing going on too,now its staying down .

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